Own Environmental Impact

The bank possesses modern infrastructure on which correct operation depends not only availability and quality of all complex of the bank services, quality of personnel training and development, health and safety of our employees and customers, but also an environmental state.

For this reason, in our own environmental impact we set ourselves in 2012 the following main tasks:

  • managing our environmental impact;
  • improving energy efficiency;
  • implementation of the electronic document management system.

Managing our Environmental Impact

As all large organizations in the course of its business the bank forms litter. Regardless of the fact that the own adverse environmental impact of the bank is low as compared, for example, to industrial companies, we devote much attention to this issue.


in tons2012
Luminescent lamps26.1
Energy storage devices12.3
Spent oils55.7
Waste tires35.9
Litter from amenity and office space74,454.4
Paper and cardboard waste4,392.9
Waste office equipment75.43

Control over the environmental impact was carried out in 2012 by the bank subdivisions under the Industrial Environmental Monitoring Regulations; plans for organizational-technical measures on environment protection and rational use of natural resources were implemented. In 2012, was continued the automated data base development allowing to collect and consolidate the indicators of the bank environmental impact.

Ecological promotional event Yenisei River Day

At the end of September 2012 more than 800 volunteers-employees of the Vostochno-Sibirskiy bank went to Yenisei banks to participate in their cleaning from accumulated garbage within the environmental action Yenisei River Day.

On an equal basis with their concerned parents the employees’ children also participated in the wide-scale voluntary Saturday work. There were some interesting findings too: from clothes and footwear to rusty flasks, and even to ... banknotes that judging by their appearance waited its new owner not one day.

This event one can call a festivity, only without gala dinner and toasts. By their participation the employees of the Vostochno-Sibirskiy bank sought to attract public attention to the importance of preserving the Yenisei River for descendants. Yenisei is one of the largest rivers in the world, heading the list of the most full-flowing rivers in Russia, has the deepest firth and feeds Sayano-Shusenskaya HPP — the largest one in Russia. Yenisei River is almost 3,500 kilometers long and crosses practically all Siberian climatic zones. The river flows across Krasnoyarsk Territory, Tuva, Khakassia and is crucial for life of the whole region.

The event scope was also impressive: from the southernmost point — Kyzyl, where, in fact, originated Yenisei to Turukhansk, as well as on the banks of small rivers that flow into the Yenisei. For example, the staff of Emelyanovskoye branch went around the Kacha, Buzima and Podkamennaya Tunguska banks; Kansk branch employees cleaned the Kan bank, their colleagues from Lesosibirsk tidied up the Angara embankment. In Khakassia the bank employees walked several hundreds meters along the bank of the Abakan river in the area of the Severnaya (Northern) Dam.

According to the Head of the Vostochno-Sibirskiy bank Alexey Loginov participating in the action, this event — is not just environmental, but also a deep-moral action. Sberbank participation in such events does not require specific explanation. It’s in tune with our corporate mission, values. He emphasized: Cleaning Yenisei from litter we also help ourselves to clean our souls.

Improving Energy Efficiency

Improving Energy Efficiency is an important direction of the bank environmental impact reduction activities. The bank uses the Corporate Energy Saving methodology based on green technologies, estimating facilities’ energy and water efficiency, quality of the internal environment, the used materials, the adjacent territory. At the same time the peculiarities of facilities’ location are taken into account.


Electric power, kWh720,678,945829,754,538936,235,476
Thermal power, Gcal886,4061,191,541996,446
Diesel fuel oil, l7,236,4239,833,12611,248,716
Petrol, l23,376,53034,375,81926,631,829
Gas, cub.m17,367,87818,619,64719,420,180
Coal, t1,2381,1611,990
Firewood, cub.m7001,0821,260

Implementation of the electronic document management system

In 2012, the bank completed the implementation of the Electronic Document Circulation System (EDCS). In 2012, another 11 banks joined 6 regional banks where the system was implemented as commercial operation in 2011. As a result the paper work of the Central administrative office and administrative offices of 17 regional banks was transferred to a single electronic document management system with total number of users exceeded 65,000 people.

In 2012, under the project the bank management and the majority of managers of stand-alone structural subdivisions were provided with the remote access to EDCS via use of specialized automated work stations. Currently we are working on the increase of the number of the system mobile users.

In 2012, official correspondence between Sberbank top management and their regional banks was transferred to EDCS on the basis of the inter-branch exchange sub-system, which resulted in taking the mobility and efficiency of managerial decisions to a new qualitative level. Thanks to the resolution (instruction) replication function the document processing became completely transparent for the sender.

In 2012, the majority of internal bank documents (office memos, regulatory and administrative and internal documents) were transferred into electronic format. The paperwork transfer into electronic format resulted in significant cutting of paper consumption, the raw material for which is timber, a very precious resource for maintaining natural environment.

The benefits from the electronic document management system implementation in the Central administrative office in relation to paper save, noted in the 2011 report, in 2013 will grow in proportion to the number of regional banks’ offices connected to EDCS. Taking into account the fact that only the Central administrative office annually saves 10 tons of paper with the exclusion of physical document flow between distant customer service outlets, the EDCS project on the reduction of raw-material and transport load on environment has the direct positive ecological impact.

Besides, the bank implements the project Expansion of electronic document flow with government bodies for submitting information about clients and accounts. Following this direction in 2012 the cooperation with the Federal Notary Chamber, Federal Tax Service in relation to a number of transactions was transferred to electronic document flow, and the document flow transfer was initiated for the Federal Bailiff Service. In 2013, the bank plans to expand the electronic cooperation with government bodies.

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